Best Albums of 2020

Listed below are the best albums of 2020 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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2020 year summaryThe best artists of 2020 were The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Run The Jewels, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, Tame Impala and Sufjan Stevens.
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Total albums: 56. Page 1 of 6

Best Albums of 2020 composition

Country Albums %


United States 497 50%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 32 3%
France 24 2%
Germany 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 2 0%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
8. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
9. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
10. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
11. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
12. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
13. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
14. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
15. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
16. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
17. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
18. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone (Germany) (1997)
19. 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
20. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
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